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Project by blmac4 posted 09-06-2008 08:56 PM 1662 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, just got power back yesterday, so haven’t been able to post. But there won’t be any shop time for awhile. Survived Gustav, but not totally without damage. It could have been a lot worse, but at least no water in the house as all of the damage is over the carport, I’m hoping. Don’t let anyone ever tell you log homes aren’t tough. I realy believe the damage would have been worse if this was a regular gable end. The adjuster is supose to be out Monday. But now I have to decide if to start repairs now or wait until Ike and Josephine decide what they are going to do.

I hope our other Louisiana LumberJocks faired well with the storm.

I wish everyone a good and safe weekend.

Take care

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#1 posted 09-06-2008 09:44 PM

ThanksGod you’re safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 09-06-2008 10:21 PM

I am glad you are safe. I hope the other storms are not as harmful

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#3 posted 09-06-2008 11:38 PM

I think you’re right about the log cabin being more damage resistant.
I hope y’all don’t take the brunt of Ike too. ‘course, I hope we don’t either.

-- Gary, Florida

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#4 posted 09-06-2008 11:41 PM

Glad you are OK!
I want that tree!

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#5 posted 09-06-2008 11:49 PM

Yikes. Good to hear you are safe and ok. I’m like you. But I would make sure it is waterproof before the next one comes in. Really hope you don’t have to go through another this year. Stay safe my friend.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 09-07-2008 12:16 AM

glad you are ok.
Hope the next storms dwindle out before they cause damage.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 09-07-2008 02:42 AM

glad to see damage was ‘minor’ – it really would have been much worse if this was a regular construction house – lets hear it for the logs!

I’d wait it out, and start repairing after the the weather calmed down a bit more.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 09-07-2008 03:41 AM

Glad to hear you are Ok… My in-laws and lots of other family are around Baton Rouge…

Guess it’s time duck and cover you folks might have another one heading your way..

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 09-07-2008 05:39 AM

Welcome back and I’m glad that you faired reasonably well.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#10 posted 09-07-2008 11:38 AM

OOOOOH that smarts. That really sucks, but hey you did get some free wood.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 09-07-2008 07:15 PM

Glad you’re safe! Sounds like you should keep the hatches battened down for a bit longer though. :( Hang in there!

It’s hard to tell what species that tree is, from the pictures. You might have to make some “lemonade”... :)

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#12 posted 09-07-2008 07:19 PM

I am glad you are unhurt. The damage looks repairable. I pray for your safety in the next round, too.

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